Fawn Design

When your friends at Fawn Design ask you to help launch their new MENS line, you do it. Why? First, the line is awesome! Second, the woman behind Fawn Design is a talented entrepreneur/mom and great person. Third, I asked Jeff if he’d wear the diaper bag/backpack and he was on board, loving the fact you can’t even tell it’s a diaper bag. I feel the same way. I’ve been a mom for almost 14 years and until Ozzy I had never owned an actual diaper bag, crazy huh?!

Backpacks are the way to go when toting a baby around town! We are always on the go. From the beach, to Orange County and L.A, Jeff takes Ozzy to the wood shop, I take her on my shoots for work. We literally need two bags(one of each car) have both styles; the ORIGINAL and the PACK. I love both, but find myself carrying the unisex PACK most. So many zipper compartments, pockets, it’s wipeable and the leather is buttery soft!

One of our favorite spots as a family is Del Mar. Del Mar is also my favorite town in North County, San Diego. Jeff and I love L’Auberge for a staycation or a nice dinner. Gah, we need to go back! Such a great hotel in a great spot with two incredible restaurants.  We also love Del Mar Pizza and a nice walk along the water. If you come to San Diego, be sure and visit Del Mar! Also, be sure and get the chopped salad, add chicken from Del Mar Pizza. It’s so good!

Jeff Allen in Fawn Design Jeff and Lisa Allen for Fawn Design Jeff and Lisa Allen Family

What Makes a Great Diaper Bag?

For me, a gender neutral bag makes all the difference. For both Jeff and I to be able to carry the same leather diaper bag is key. It’s stylish, yet manly. Totally acceptable for both man and woman to carry! I also love the color selection of Fawn Design bags. The brown leather we chose matches perfectly with our Mima Stroller and Gathre leather play mat. You should also know Jeff takes the backpack version to use for his design meetings. He loves that everything fits perfectly inside.

Interior Design

Other key elements are interior and exterior pockets. There is a spot for bottles, diapers, a wipe case, snacks, even my laptop fits perfectly in the backpack. All of my things actually stay organized in our Fawn Design bag. When I use other bags, it all gets thrown in the giant dark hole and I spend an average of 2-3 minutes looking for my keys, lipgloss and binky. Another bonus is how easy this backpack is to keep clean! I take a baby wipe and can clean the inside and outside in just a few seconds.

Durable Leather

This diaper bag is arguably the most durable bag on the market! The moment you feel this bag, you will know just how well made this bag is. From the leather base and woven straps to the zippers the quality is excellent. For me I judge quality of bags on the handles and the zippers. If the zipper opens and closes smoothly, it’s a winner. I appreciate the little details that go into design and manufacturing. They make all the difference.

Other Favorite Fawn Design Bags

Oh my goodness, Fawn Design makes mini bags. Like for your child to carry or if you love the small backpack trend. I think Goldie needs one. So so adorable. I love the olive green color. If you are deciding between the Original or the Pack, I really don’ think you can go wrong. Both are fantastic options! They both also come in black and the Original also comes in a gray color I love.

 GIVEAWAY: CLOSED Fawn Design is giving away ANY BAG OF CHOICE to one lucky reader! All you need to do is follow me @lisa_allen & @fawndesign on Instagram + leave a comment here. Easy!

 Q&A I did for the Fawn Design blog HERE. 



I love that these bags don’t look like a traditional diaper bag! I have two kids, never liked using the standard diaper bags with either, but I’m due with my third (a girl) September 18th and this is a bag I could totally get behind. Backpack? Yes please! So awesome, I’d LOVE so much to win.


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